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Pedestrian vs. Vehicle

LAKELAND, FL (June 8, 2016) 
LOCATION 400 W Alamo

Lakeland Police responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian at approximately 4:00 pm.  Driver, Maikol Herrera-Rodriguez (Age 21 of 4645 Dimbath Road, Lakeland) was driving a Ford pick-up and was stopped at the stop sign in the northbound lane on Old Hwy 37 at Alamo.  Pedestrian, Bessy Troutman (Age 66 of 633 W Remington Road, Lakeland) was walking southbound in the west crosswalk at this intersection.  Herrera-Rodriguez made a left turn into the west crosswalk and struck Ms. Troutman. 

Ms. Troutman was transported to Lakeland Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Herrera-Rodriguez was issued a citation for failure to yield the roadway to a pedestrian and released at the scene.

 Media inquiries should be directed to 863.860.4178.


Meet the Newest and Nosiest LPD Team Member

 

Say hello to DYNA, the newest recruit for our Nationally ranked K9 unit. Dyna, however, is very different from the other “boys” on the team. First, she’s a female. Secondly, she is specially trained to detect explosive materials. Her skills will be used to search locations where bomb threats are called in and at large public events. Even at the mature age of two, Dyna still has to prove that she has what it takes to be a member of the elite LPD K9 team. Currently she’s proving her skills under the guidance of Sergeant Aaron Peterman. "So far, she’s doing very well, said Peterman. She’s a very sweet dog with a gifted nose and we hope she has a long career with our unit."

This beautiful Golden Labrador was donated to the department bySoutheastern Guide Dogs. If you haven’t heard of the organization, you need to check them out at www.guidedogs.org This extraordinary group uses the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs. They place more over 100 dogs each year into careers benefitting people with visual impairments, and veterans at NO CHARGE.


Join Our Team - We're Hiring!

Join Our Team - We're Hiring!

If you are a motivated person who is interested in a career in law enforcement, then the Lakeland Police Department is for you. LPD is a CALEA and CFA accredited agency that has a tradition of excellence and is committed to providing exceptional public safety services to our community.

POLICE OFFICER F/T – FLORIDA EXPERIENCED (CURRENTLY EMPLOYED) – JOB POSTING WILL BE AVAILABLE JULY 1 – JULY 15, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Job Description: http://tinyurl.com/zqxea69

POLICE OFFICER – JOB POSTING WILL BE AVAILABLE JULY 1 – JULY 30, 2016 @ 4:00 PM 
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